Chateau Francs Magnus Bordeaux Superieur 2016
The Chateau Francs Magnus 2016 is very intense, with an inky color. Concentrated, this wine offers richness and aromatic power of pleasant aromas from the very beginning essentially dominated by crushed blackcurrants and black berries. After breathing a bit, the bouquet evolves offering a perfume of balsamic and Lebanese cedar. The palate is soft with a breadth of superb tannins. It is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.